Mark Herring

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Mark Herring
Mark Herring at McAuliffe rally.jpg
47th Attorney General of Virginia
Assumed office
January 11, 2014
GovernorTerry McAuliffe
Ralph Northam
Preceded byKen Cuccinelli
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
February 1, 2006 – January 11, 2014
Preceded byBill Mims
Succeeded byJennifer Wexton
Personal details
Mark Rankin Herring

(1961-09-25) September 25, 1961 (age 58)
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Laura Herring
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA, MA)
University of Richmond (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Mark Rankin Herring (born September 25, 1961)[1] is an American lawyer. He is the 47th and current Attorney General of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the Senate of Virginia since a 2006 special election. He represented the 33rd district, made up of parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties.[1][2]

In December 2018, Herring announced his plans to run for Governor of Virginia in the 2021 election.[3]

In the wake of Ralph Northam's controversy over blackface pictures appearing on his yearbook page, Herring admitted to also wearing blackface. Herring, like Northam, is currently resisting calls to resign.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Senator Mark R. Herring; Democrat - District 33". Senate of Virginia. Archived from the original on May 29, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Meet Mark Herring". Archived from the original on November 19, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Vozzella, Laura (December 7, 2018). "State Attorney General Mark Herring to run for Virginia governor in 2021". Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. Schneider, Gregory S.; Vozzella, Laura (February 6, 2019). "Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface in college". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 6, 2019.